Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

Preston, CT

This winery is very new to southeast Connecticut, having only been operating for about 3 years now. Like most vineyards in Connecticut, they supplement their own juices with that of other grape juices purchased from wineries in New York.  They have a very modest tasting room.  The grounds around the tasting room are very nice.  Their wines are very limited, and in my opinion, a little over priced.  This was our final stop on this day's travels along the Connecticut Wine Trail.  Three down....13 more to go! 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sharpe Hill Vineyard- Tasting Room

Pomfret, CT

The tasting room at Sharpe Hill Vineyard was adorned with some very interesting antiques.  I sort of like this little fellow.  Don't think I would want such a light fixture in my home though.  

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sharpe Hill Vineyard

Pomfret, CT

Our second stop along the Connecticut Wine Trail was The Sharpe Hill Vineyard in Pomfret, CT.  This is perhaps the most beautiful vineyard I've seen in Connecticut.  The tasting room, restaurant and the grounds around the vineyard seem like they came straight from colonial times.  They produce award winning wines and also boast a Zagat rated restaurant.  

The vineyard must be very popular.  It was very busy the Saturday we visited.  So much so, that we had a hard time tasting all the wines they produce.  They were just a little bit understaffed to accommodate the large crowd of people who were there.  I can see why this place is popular though.  It's a gorgeous place to enjoy a glass of fine wine.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Sunrise Reflections

New London, CT

I happened to be up way too early for a Sunday last weekend, and found this early morning sunrise being reflected in these windows.  It does pay to get up early.  You can find other reflections at Weekend Reflections.  

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Taylor Brooke Winery

Woodstock, CT

The wine industry in Connecticut is growing.  Over the past 10 years, I know of at least 4 wineries that have started producing wines in just the southeast part of the state.  To promote the wineries and tourism, The Connecticut Vineyard and Winery Association has all of these wineries listed on their Connecticut Wine Trail.  One can pick up a "passport" at any of the wineries and it is hoped that you'll take the passport to each of the wineries where you can get it stamped.  If you can get stamps from at least 16 of the wineries, you turn your passport in at the end of the season, and you are eligible to win a trip.  Sounds like a good thing to do on a summer's weekend.  This is stop number 1, the Taylor Brook Winery in Woodstock, CT.  One down..... 15 more to go.